In Loving Memory of Bill Dussor

The Nancy B. Clemente Cancer Fund mourns the passing of our co-founder, website manager, and Nancy's beloved cousin on January 13, 2018 from metastatic colon cancer. Words cannot express our depth of sadness.

You can learn more about Bill's life here and here.

2007 - 2018: Celebrating 11 Years
of the Nancy B. Clemente Cancer Fund!

With Courage We Thrive...Are you a Thriver? You have survived your cancer. Are you truly thriving? Are you flourishing despite cancer? THRIVE by seeking health and wellness in all aspects of your life.


Celebrating our volunteers from the annual golf tournament

Survivorship Plan Development

During the January Thrivers Seminar, Cheryl Syta, Nurse Practitioner, St Mary’s Cancer Treatment Center, presented a process she has developed at St. Mary’s Cancer Treatment Center to ensure a survivorship plan visit with patients. She informed the group of the national focus of survivorship with cancer diagnoses and asked the group for input related to their thoughts on being a survivor.


Fear of Breast Cancer Recurrence: A Medical Oncologist’s Perspective

A record turnout for the December Thrivers Seminar heard Dr. Shail Maingi review the risk factors for breast cancer, past and current research validity, types of recurrence, the fear and anxiety associated with the possibility of recurrence, the importance of communication between you and your doctor and other healthcare professionals, and how to avoid recurrence. Download the Presentation


November Thrivers Seminar Featured Cancer Surgery Updates

Dr. Liz Germinder, General Surgeon, shared with the group information from a surgeon’s perspective regarding general surgical options, risk factors and complications. She expanded information specific to breast surgeries after a cancer diagnosis.


Non-Toxic Healthy Living Products Were the Focus at the October Thrivers Education Seminar

Nancy discussed the importance of protecting our immune systems by being aware of the products we use on our skin and in our homes. She supplied the group with information regarding the hazards and types of toxic and carcinogenic ingredients that may found in the personal care and household products we use.


Another Great Silpada Jewelry Fundraiser on October 25

A successful fundraiser again this year - $825 Raised! Thank you Silpada reps Joanie Colarusso and Cici Swett. Thank you to all who attended and/or placed orders!


The American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” Washington Park, Albany, NY

Along with other community organizations, the NBC Fund was represented in the “Finish The Fight” tent at this event on October 18. The Fund was pleased to share information regarding our programs with the many visitors to our table. Thank you Tootie Lyons and Amy Hankle for volunteering your time and energy to this successful day!


Monthly Seminar Promotes Vitality & Health!

At the September 17 Thriver Seminar, Lorraine Calleri, LMT, educated the group on how the movement of connective tissue (fascia) and energy in the body can promote vitality and health when recovering from cancer treatments and procedures. Our Thrivers Connection Monthly Education Series is FREE, so join us for a future program.


Eating Well is Easy if You Keep a Healthy Pantry

Chef Jim Rhoads of Chef’s Deli & More spoke at the August Thrivers Education series on the importance of eating well during and after cancer treatment. Jim explains this is much easier to accomplish when we keep food in the house that is healthy and easy to prepare. Reading labels is key. Avoid processed foods, watch sodium and sugar levels. Eat more fruits and vegetables and use healthy oils such as olive and coconut. Alternatives to white sugar include agave, honey and stevia. Organic coconut palm sugar does not raise sugar levels. Spices and herbs are a good way to enhance flavors without using salt. Ask Nancy for a complete listing of Chef Jim’s pantry suggestions.

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